- Jean Louise (Nicknamed Scout) starts school in September 1933, the story having begun in early summer 1933.
- Scout can already read and write and her teacher, Miss Caroline, does not approve
- We meet Walter Cuningham, the son of one of the families in the novel. He is poor and has no lunch.
- Jem invites Walter home for lunch and Scout is openly appalled by his table manners. Calpurnia scolds her for being rude to her guest.
- Burris Ewell has headlice and upsets his teacher by using bad language. She is comforted by her class.
- Jem, Scout and Dill are fascinated by Boo Radley and begin to wonder if they can make him "come out"
- Jem and Scout find presents in a knot-hole of an oak tree beside the Radley place.